Illicit File Activity (IFA) Detection

Ensure the Protection of End Points and the Network

CyberMerlin is a Specialized Threat and Protection (STAP) solution which proactively identifies illicit files and associated “bad actor” activity on the Enterprise Network and via attached devices (i.e. BYOD, portable storage, etc.). CyberMerlin’s proprietary database consists of millions of unique, digital identifiers that typically do not exist in existing cyber security safeguards (such as content filters, malware analyzers, etc.) and significant updates are provided via automatic updates aggregated from CyberMerlin’s web crawlers that identify new, emerging threats 365/24/7.

The Problem

The organization is vulnerable due to the presence of malicious and illicit files and associated activity. It’s there, plain and simple. However, the existing arsenal of safeguards and countermeasures do not have the digital identifier necessary to locate these files before they create loss of confidentiality, availability, and integrity of the system. This is largely due to an increase in “bad actor” capability and the root cause often is at the endpoint. BYOD and portable device introduce new files to the Enterprise and these problematic files often circumvent the security mechanisms employed because the existing solutions do not have the digital signatures to match and identify these illicit files.

Your Solution

CyberMerlin’s proprietary databases consists of millions of hash values which provide capability to search for and detect illicit files and associated activity. CyberMerlin is NOT a malware analyzer, content filter or anti-virus solution. CyberMerlin is a STAP solution specifically created to augment existing solutions and catch the malicious code that circumvents detection from the afore,mentioned safeguards and countermeasure. Because CyberMerlin is a proactive solution, it prevents the exploitation of the Enterprise and guards against proliferation of files that have penetrated the network.

The initial detection rate of a newly created virus is less than 5%. Although vendors try to update their detection mechanisms, the initial detection rate of new viruses is nearly zero. We believe that the majority of antivirus products on the market can’t keep up with the rate of virus propagation on the Internet.”  

Imperva.com

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